5 Minutes With The Pendry Manhattan West Team

Pendry Manhattan West, Awards for Excellence in Hotel Development Finalist 

Third at Bankside, Awards for Excellence in Market-Rate Housing Development Finalist 

One Blue Slip, Awards for Excellence in Market-Rate Housing Development Finalist 

Callie Haines, Executive Vice President, Northeast Region Head, Brookfield Properties 

Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you?  

My father – he believed in hard work and dedication and learning a business from the ground up. He told me to get my hands dirty and to never stop learning from others, and to always be a team player. And finally, maybe even more importantly, to “never waste a good worry”, as he would say. Focus on what you can influence and impact, and don’t let the things that are out of your control take up space in your brain.  

As a ULI NY Awards nominee, what makes you most proud of your project?  

The team effort! From development, design, construction to our partners and our marketing efforts – the team worked incredibly well together and success shows. 

What about New York inspires you?  

The resilience of this city and its inhabitants. Whenever I am having a bad day, I look around and think “I’m not the only one having a bad day, and you know what? I’m also not the only one who is just going to get through it and move on to the next.” It feels like an undercurrent of support – we are a tough bunch.